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Columbiana reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Of the 477 COVID-19 cases in the county, 51 people have died and 386 have recovered.
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LISBON — In Columbiana, 477 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a Friday release from the county health district. No new deaths were reported Friday.

Residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, account for 27 of the county's 51 deaths and 69 of the county's total cases. 

Of the 477 cases in the county, 51 people have died and 386 have recovered.

A recovered case is a person who has experienced 10 days since illness onset, has gone 3 days fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication and has considerable improvement of respiratory function or an asymptomatic person who has gone 10 days since their last positive test, according to the county health district.

The county's figures include statistics from the cities of East Liverpool and Salem and FCI Elkton, a low-security facility that houses about 2,400 inmates.

On Thursday, the federal Bureau of Prisons reported 136 active cases at the prison, including 128 cases among people incarcerated at the prison and eight among staff, as well as nine deaths, which is the second-highest among all federal prisons with reported cases, behind the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Tx.

The prison's most recent death was reported May 8.

The bureau also reported 68 people incarcerated at the prison and 44 employees have recovered from COVID-19.

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered the bureau to expand and expedite releases of more than 800 inmates identified as being medically vulnerable to COVID-19, citing few releases thus far and slow progress on mass-testing of the prison population.